Kirstin Lindquist, L.Ac.

I assist people in shedding obstructions and old patterns so that they may bring more of who they are, their true nature, into the world. I do this through the time-tested tools of Chinese Medicine with my acupuncture patients and qigong students, and by creating a healthy, supportive work environment for Energy Matters staff.

I practice relational medicine. Within the context of the clinical setting, I feel the greatest gift I give to my patients is the gift of presence. The honor of being a witness and guide through their healing process is the gift I receive.

I was fortunate that I found my path relatively early in life. At 53, I am 25 years into my journey with Chinese Medicine and patient care. I am also fortunate to have chosen a profession that will keep me engaged and challenged for at least another 25 years. With thousands of years of history to the medicine, and the uniqueness of each patient, I will never be without more to learn.

Currently, I accept new patients whose primary struggles are with metabolic risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low HDLs, and high waist to hip ratio. If you would like to explore effective, natural options for these issues, I would love to work with you.

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

~Antoine Saint de Exupery, The Little Prince


Diabetes, Cardiovascular Wellness
Owner, Clinic Manager, Qigong Manager


California Acupuncture License #4661
M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993
Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences
B.A. in Political Science, 1985
Stanford University


Mondays 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Articles & Blog Posts by Kirstin

Food Confusion

How did eating get so complicated? “Do I eat raw, vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, paleo, Atkins, ketogenic? Organic vs commercial? Farmers market or supermarket? What about gluten, dairy, soy, corn? What about GMOs? What is the best diet for me? What … Continued

The Well of Grief

We are deep into Autumn – the season associate with the Lungs system. In Chinese Medicine, Lungs are responsible for warding off “pernicious evils” (viruses, bacteria, pollens etc), they control the health of the skin, and are associated with the … Continued

Treat Your Body Like a Car

You take your car in for regular oil changes and tune ups. What about your body – do you take yourself in for regular tune ups? It’s kind of ironic that most of us do a better job of making … Continued

No Guilt

Guilt is not useful when it comes to self-care practices. Since I frequently talk with patients and qigong students about various things they can do to feel better, I get to hear a lot of “confessions” from people feeling guilty … Continued

Shout Outs




Kirstin is an amazing teacher.  Three of my friends have worked with her now and I’m glad to be the fourth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the real deal!

July 2010Continued

Healing! I came in ill, hurting, and very scared, and I feel much, much, much better 8 weeks later. I don’t learn easily by watching, and it helped a lot to have Kirstin’s very clear verbal instruction too. For the … Continued

Kirstin & Angela,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You have inspired & taught me to eat healthier and in a new way. The gifts of my life and good fortune just keep coming from Energy Matters: … Continued

I’m 62, overweight, with arthritis severe enough to have required knee replacements in my 50s. So I need low-impact ways of maintaining strength and flexibility. and Kirstin’s qigong class is just a great workout for me. I have less pain … Continued

Energy Matters is becoming a very important part of my life, as I attend qi gong classes there and make use of high-level acupuncture care to improve my relationship with my body (and all of nature).  Kristin has helped me Continued

I’ve been seeing Kirsten for PMS acupuncture treatments and after just a couple of treatments began to feel much more even, less cramps and less moodiness.

Most recently I was coming off a long long course of  steroids and was … Continued

Hello Kirstin and Angela,

Just a note to say thank you so much for this great program. I went all 21 days – and of course, I’m sure you’ve heard this before – it has changed my life. Thank … Continued

I started seeing Kirstin Lindquist for acupuncture treatments some years ago when she worked in a lovely alternative resource center in Emeryville in walking distance from where I live. From the beginning, I have experienced her to be a ‘no … Continued

Originally, I started going to Energy Matters to help me with night sweats, hot flashes and a real lack of energy. A friend had suggested acupuncture and Energy Matters. It didn’t take long after my first few acupuncture treatments with … Continued

Acupuncture is a miracle.  I was referred to Kirsten several years ago by a friend who told me, “I’ve never felt better than I have lying on a Kirsten’s table once a week.”  It is true!  My anxiety is better.  Continued

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